slang (654) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - MAR 15, 2004
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUN 7, 2007 Average initial head that dissipates quickly. Under this lies a completely opaque black stout. Not too much lacing but small traces of foam hold the edges. Nose is very sweet with chocolate hitting me first followed by some coffee-malty-ness. The taste is sooo great. It is bitter like bakers chocolate, but the hops really donít overwhelm. There is a slight taste of burnt bread, but even this is very pleasant. It was extremely drinkable with almost no trace of alcohol, more less 9.1 percent of it! The end is predominantly coffee like. My first Imperial Stout.
Beerblogger100 (50) - Oceanside, California, USA - OCT 4, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Coffee and hoppy great balance. Sometimes these donít work but here it does. Christmas tree and coffe with dak malts and nice bitter finish.
Danjo312 (49) - Hamburg, GERMANY - OCT 3, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Oha, ein Mega Stout! Süß, kräftig, malzig UND hopfig, eine Seltenheit!
Sehr dunkel, kaum Schaum. Im Geruch ein wenig Asche, extrem viel Holz. Dann der erste Schluck: überwältigend! So viel Aroma dass man kaum etwas identifizieren kann. Schöne Menge an Kohlensäure im Bier macht es gut trinkbar. Zwischen 12-18 Grad ein Traum.
Im Abgang dann herrlich herb/süß und viel Frucht und Öl. Hält ewig lange. Einfach ein Traum.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Johnstledger8 (296) - Dublin, IRELAND - OCT 3, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours almost pitch black with a mostly fading coffee brown head. Aroma of rich dark chocolate, coffee, roasted notes, dark fruits, hint of alcohol. Taste is roasted and rich dark flavours, coffee, dark chocolate, some liquorice, dark fruits. Watery to oily mouthfeel, medium carbonation.
Sebilinz (1174) - Linz, AUSTRIA - OCT 2, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark brown body tan head. Aroma is dried fruit and roasted malts. Taste is caramel with roasted malts and some ash. Aftertaste is malty bitter. Was expecting more.
jsporrer (151) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 27, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a deep dark brown almost black with just a thin tan ring. Thin to medium slightly oily body that clings to the glass. Pleasant aroma of roasted nutty malt with a hint of dark fruit or dark chocolate. Flavor is roasted malts with some bitterness. A little dry with a slightly harsh finish. The flavor fills the cheeks and tongue and lingers awhile. Not as smooth or thick as I had hoped for. Not bad but Iíve had better.
ebone1988 (523) - Taylor, Michigan, USA - SEP 24, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma is licorice, deep roasted malt, a touch light. Appearance is dark brown, with a light brown head, poured thin. Taste is deep and rich roasted malt, licorice, coffee, but a touch thin. Mouthfeel is thin, good carbonation and lots of flavor hanging around. Overall, it has a pretty intense flavor but misses on thickness.
thelynchfella (166) - Dublin, IRELAND - SEP 19, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured black with big tan head. Sweet chocolate and coffee aroma. Tastes of dark bitter chocolate, coffee, licorice. Nice dry bitter finish. Flavour lingers quite a while. Really excellent beer
burleybrew (69) - - SEP 2, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from wegmans. Big fat tan head w/aromas of coffee, sugar, cocoa. Flavor is bitter, sweet, smooth, burnt. A good imperial stout.
aleksander9 (882) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 23, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black with tan head. Rye, spice, earth and leather. Sweet, spicy and dry finish. Overall: excellent! Well hidden abv.
drmet (427) - Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, GERMANY - AUG 22, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
-pours the darkest of brown with no light coming through and a medium to big,frothy,khaki head
-High hop bitterniss
-low to medium carbonation
-faint alcohol warming
I wished for some more complexity here.